For those of us who are old enough to remember when life was groovy, you might recall a poem that began something like this: “You are a Child of the Universe . . .” – And from there it vortexed into psychedelic philosophy. Once reading the poem, many were inspired to eat mushrooms, make daisy chains, and love the one they were with.
Well, I might have been born in the 60’s, but I am a Child of the 80’s. I am stuck. I feel ungroomed unless my hair is big. I feel invisible without thick eyebrows. I can program a VCR.
However, I have been trying to crawl out of my time warp, and now my hard work is paying off. As a result, I am able to disdain shoulder pads, three-color eyeshadow, and Wham! But leaving the 80’s behind means more than stopping the insanity. It means entering the new millenium. It means, in short, living the 70’s all over again and calling it “retro”. It means living the 70’s all over again, except, this time, with technology. Picture Greg Brady with an ipod hung up in his frisbee-shaped hair.
I will never go back to the 70’s. I learned my lesson the first time.
However, I have been trying to co-exist with technology. It’s not been easy. . . especially with no children or grandchildren to teach me how to program numbers into my cell phone.
Yes, I do have a cell phone even though I never turn it on. I have not progressed far enough into the new millenium for me to enjoy chatting long distance while using the bathroom in Dillards. (“Hold on, I’ve got to flush,” will never pass my lips in public.)
I also have a cd player. I have a digital camera. I have a laptop. I have a 3 in 1 printer. Or, I should say a 2 in 1. I can’t get the scanner to work. It could be me. It could be the printer. I had bought it at a yard sale for 20 bucks.
So now I am forced to go to Wal-mart for all my scanning needs. Soon I will have all my old photos transferred into my computer. And all my parents’ old photos. That should be good for a laugh . . .
So the next time you read my blog, I should have something slightly embarrassing to show you.
Until then, happy programming . . .
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